League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LPL/LCK, 6/18/20
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The LCK Summer Split is officially here, and we have League of Legends DFS action! The LPL was already underway, and now we add the LCK to the fold, giving us more teams to choose from. Let's break down the LPL/LCK slate for Thursday, June 18th and see who stands out. (Just a heads up, the slate locks at 4:00 a.m. EST).
Here are the starting lineups for the LPL. Generally, the LCK doesn't release starting lineups prior to the games.
|Team||Match Record||Map Record||Current Standings|
|Royal Never Give Up||2-1||4-2||6th|
The JD Gaming versus Royal Never Give Up (RNG) series should be amazing, as JD Gaming were the Spring Split Champions.
|Team||Spring Split Finish||Preseason Rankings|
|Hanwha Life Esports||8th||8th|
The second day of the LCK is here, and we will see the debut of Team Dynamics, who were promoted from the second-tier league in the spring.
Star - 1.5x Points
Mole, Victory Five ($8,300) has looked strong to start the LPL Summer Split, posting 21 kills, 12 deaths, and 41 assists through eight maps. Victory Five comes in as the favorites in this series and given the difference between the two teams, a sweep for them is on the table. Combine that with the fact his salary is so low, and you are getting immense value on a player who has posted 57 FanDuel points or more in two of his three series to start the Summer Split.
ikssu, APK Prince ($8,100) is in a coin clip matchup versus Hanwha, and we see very modest salaries for the players on each side. ikssu had the most deaths among top laners in the LCK during the Spring Split, but was in the top seven or higher for total kills and total assists. For the negative points via deaths, he manages to balance it all out with plenty of involvement when the team picks up kills.
Weiwei, Victory Five ($8,200) has posted 15 assists or more in each of his three series so far this split, along with six kills or more in two of the three. A very strong start for not only Weiwei, but Victory Five overall, as they didn't win a single series during the Spring Split. A stack with a few players from Victory Five is very affordable, and Weiwei should be a key part of that.
Kuro, KT Rolster ($9,000) is set to play his first game of the Summer Split and comes in as a heavy favorite versus Team Dynamics, who just got promoted from the second-tier league. Kuro was one of the better mid laners in the Spring Split, finishing among the top five in total assists, total kills, Kill Participation (KP) Percentage, and Kill/Death/Assist Ratio (KDA).
He's an all-around solid option in the mid lane who provides a consistent floor of points and has a bit of upside with the sweep potential over Team Dynamics.
LokeN, JD Gaming ($10,3000) is the most expensive player on the slate, and he is worth every bit. Spend your salary to get LokeN in your lineup -- that is the short answer. The long answer would be to tell you that he has scored 76 FanDuel points or more in three of his last four series, posted 10 or more kills in those same three series, along with having six deaths or fewer in all four.
With so many options at each position, LokeN could be one of the very few you can absolutely trust.
Ming, RNG ($7,000) and RNG are actually the underdogs in this series, despite having a better record compared to JD Gaming. Due to RNG being the underdogs, we find their players on the cheaper side for this slate -- specifically Ming, who is nearly the minimum salary. Ming has posted 63 FanDuel points or more in two of his three series this season, which is unmatched at the support position.
Victory Five ($7,700) could wind up as one of the most rostered teams on the slate for a few reasons. KT Rolster ($7,900) is just a bit more expensive but still a strong option. Hanwha ($7,400) and APK Prince ($7,300) are both cheaper but in a coin flip matchup. All of that could lead you to Victory Five, who are the favorites, aren't too expensive, and racked up 35 FanDuel points or more in each of their three series this split.